Maine's Place in History (Chamberlain, Ancona)

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by Joshua Chamberlain (Author), Troy Anacona (Editor)

In 1876, Joshua Chamberlain (hero of the Civil War, governor of Maine, and President of Bowdoin College) delivered a long speech at Philadelphia’s Centennial Exposition. It is a wide-ranging history of the development of Maine before and after statehood.

Co-published with the Pejepscot History Center, Maine’s Place n History is an annotated publication of Chamberlain’s speech in its entirety. Separated by themes, each section features a short introductory essay to put it in context. Chamberlain’s talk presents a unique view of the state and its place in the nation at the half-way mark.

  • Release date: April 15, 2024
  • Hardcover
  • 344 pages